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hogwash Line breaks: hog|wash
Pronunciation: /ˈhɒɡwɒʃ/

Definition of hogwash in English:


[mass noun] informal
Example sentences
  • Trust me, these ‘get rich quick’ advertisements are pure bull, guff and hogwash!
  • As you can see, all this advice being offered by these so-called ‘online experts’ is nothing but hogwash and claptrap.
  • This is hogwash and this isn't true.


Mid 15th century: from hog + wash; the original sense was 'kitchen swill for pigs'.

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